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Nighthawk Announces Changes to the Board of Directors, Amends Stock Option Plan and Grant of Options

Toronto, Ontario, June 8, 2016 – Nighthawk Gold Corp. (“Nighthawk” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture Exchange: NHK) is pleased to announce that following the completion of the previously announced amalgamation involving Superior Copper Corporation, Brian Howlett and Brent Peters have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.  Concurrently, Mark Goodman has resigned from the Board of Directors. Michael Byron, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Goodman for his contributions throughout his tenure and wish him well in his future endeavours.  Furthermore, we look forward to working with Messrs. Howlett and Peters as we continue to advance the Indin Lake Gold Property.”

Mr. Howlett is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of senior financial management experience. Mr. Howlett is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CR Capital Corp. and serves as an officer and director of several other public companies.  He also formerly served as the President and Chief Financial Officer Superior Copper Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Howlett spent 12 years with ELI Eco Logic Inc., including 6 years as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howlett graduated in 1982 with a B.Comm. in finance from Concordia University and received his CMA designation in 1989.

Mr. Peters is a finance executive with almost 20 years of experience in the mineral exploration business. Since 1996, Mr. Peters has been the Vice President, Finance of Northfield Capital Corporation. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Peters was also the Chief Financial Officer of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. which was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion in 2008. He has also served as an officer and/or director for a number of public and private corporations.

In addition, the board of directors has amended the Company’s Stock Option Plan to increase the aggregate number of common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) which may be issued and sold under the Stock Option Plan from 5,845,369 to 11,273,940, representing 10% of the Company’s current issued and outstanding Common Shares.

The Company also announces that it has granted an aggregate of 2,630,000 stock options to certain officers, directors and consultants of Nighthawk. The options were granted under Nighthawk’s Stock Option Plan at an exercise price of $0.25 per Common Share.  Each stock option entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share for a period of five years and vests immediately.

For more information about the Company, please visit www.nighthawkgold.com.

About Nighthawk

Nighthawk is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on acquiring and developing gold mineral properties in the Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario. Including the mineral claims and leases of the Colomac Gold Project, Nighthawk’s Indin Lake Gold Property comprises a total land package of 222,203 acres in the Indin Lake Greenstone Belt, located approximately 200 kilometres north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Nighthawk also holds a 100% interest in the property known as the Superior Project, which covers 39,015 acres approximately 85 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON NIGHTHAWK PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Michael J. Byron, President and Chief Executive Officer
Nighthawk Gold Corp.
Tel: (416) 628-5940 or via email at [email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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